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TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM performance, 6 Gb/s SATA Interface
  • For use in consumer and commercial computers
  • Halogen-free design and power-efficient operation
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Carlos A.
  • 2/27/2015 9:03:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice drive

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Great price for a nice drive. I am using as my media storage. It replaced a Seagate 1.5TB. The installation was not as easy as I wish for. Searched at the Toshiba site and the site was no help. I was trying to figure out how to use the entire 3TB with Win 7 Pro (Win 7 wanted to use 2 drive). Finally found a forum that helped.

Cons: Lack of support. I could not find anything to help me. Found some suggestion on a forum. It works great. So, the initial configuration was a painful, but it is worth.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/26/2015 11:35:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood buy.

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: - Capacity
- Price
- Performance (~185MB/s)

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: Will probably buy again.

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  • Robert H.
  • 2/24/2015 6:22:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCorrection; beyond disappointed

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: None. I thought at least the automated RMA system was hgoing to provide the usual level of service (i.e. pre-paid return shipped immediately, with a return when bad drive received, all on line), in that two of the drives out of the 4 I bought were going back, but I was wrong. Unlike the competition, Toshiba wants me to find a written receipt and call a toll free number (oh, what fun). I really wish I was a shill; alas, I am a crushed Toshiba fan. This is bad, folks, real bad. Don't take one even if they are giving them away.

Cons: 2 out of 4 failed Smart testing in less than a year; as I write this, Windows keeps telling me to back up my data. Swell. where do I back up 3gb of data? Onto my remaining 3gb Toshiba drive? Let's see... unreliable products, bad customer service.. Oh, Toshiba, where art thou? On their way to joining so many other formerly quality companies; which exist now as a brand name slapped onto shoddy goods.

Other Thoughts: Back in the day, a friend said about the old VW bugs, "How can you call it an economy car if you have to rebuild the engine every 60,000 miles?" How is a drive cheap if it fails prematurely and you get put through the ringer trying to replace it? Shill indeed. Ignore the reviews of other newegg users (like I did) at your own risk.

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  • Robert H.
  • 2/24/2015 5:49:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed, and really, I'm not a shill.

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cheap. Automated Toshiba RMA system was not completely impossible to find, although pretty difficult. And yes, I've used the internet before. Before some internet savvy users were out of diapers, like my daughters, who would never have had the patience to actually find the right site. If you do insist on buying these things, consider paying extra for the extended warranty *(there goes cheap) or wait for the kit to go on sale; nice box and an extra year of warranty. I forgot, you get the pleasure of working on your computer late at night before going to work the next morning.

Cons: Since you are probably buying big drives to store data, not really so cheap after all. I bought two of these 3gb and two of the 2GB, and was planning on buying a few more for a NAS raid setup, but now I'm thinking not. One of the 2gb's is going back on SMART failure, and now one o the 3gb's. I'd blame my system or clumsiness, but this rig has had 5 or 6 drives from all the big companies I was suspicious of, and non has ever failed.

Other Thoughts: Sincerely, I alway had a thing for Toshiba, but that was the old days, when, dig this, all HDD's had a 5 year warranty or noone would buy them.

Also, if any sinister corporate ghouls are reading this, while I have not been a shill in the past, I am considering this role in the future, depending on the pay and benefits.

Seriously, outside of the usual fanboy AMD-Intel stuff, ignore user comments on newegg at your own risk

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  • Brandon C.
  • 2/15/2015 7:24:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsawful reliability

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cheapest drive on here.

Cons: Ordered 3 of these drives. All 3 are randomly power cycling and disconnecting after only 1 week of idling. Tried to add them to my raid array and they broke the array within 30 minutes due to the drive disappearing.

Other Thoughts: Will never buy a Toshiba drive again. Read the other reviews here.

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  • Hugh K.
  • 2/7/2015 1:40:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad product quality

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cheap, but with a big caveat.

Cons: Unreliable, poor quality control. Went through 2 HDDs that failed. I had to contact Toshiba for warranty support because the return period with Newegg expired.

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  • Peter C.
  • 2/7/2015 10:48:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood, quiet, and fast. None of mine were DOAs

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Ordered 3 while they were on sale. All 3 work fine and passed their SMART self-tests. Sequential read speeds of 190MB/s (at the beginning of the disk, on SATA 6Gb/s.) 189GB/s on SATA 3Gb/s.

smartctl and hdparm output, for those that are curious:

ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000b 100 100 016 Pre-fail Always - 0
2 Throughput_Performance 0x0005 140 140 054 Pre-fail Offline - 69
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0007 100 100 024 Pre-fail Always - 0
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 3
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 100 100 005 Pre-fail Always - 0
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000b 100 100 067 Pre-fail Always - 0
8 Seek_Time_Performance 0x0005 124 124 020 Pre-fail Offline - 33
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 26
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0013 100 100 060 Pre-fail Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 3
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 3
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 3
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0002 162 162 000 Old_age Always - 37 (Min/Max 23/38)
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0022 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0008 100 100 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x000a 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0


/dev/disk/by-id/ata-TOSHIBA_DT01ACA300_serno_kept_private

ATA device, with non-removable media
Model Number: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300
Serial Number: (private)
Firmware Revision: MX6OABB0
Transport: Serial, ATA8-AST, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5, SATA Rev 2.6, SATA Rev 3.0; Revision: ATA8-AST T13 Project D1697 Revision 0b
Standards:
Used: unknown (minor revision code 0x0029)

...
Security:
Master password revision code = 65534
supported
not enabled
not locked
not frozen
not expired: security count
not supported: enhanced erase
504min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT.

(some drives encrypt on the fly, and SECURITY ERASE UNIT just generates a new AES key, which takes millisenconds.)

no room for full output, but it also supports SMART temperature logging (smartctl -x)

Temp Log Interval: 1 minute
Min/Max recommended Temperature: 0/60 Celsius
Min/Max Temperature Limit: -40/70 Celsius

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Haven't done much with them yet, so one or more might still suffer an early failure.

Not planning to trust my only copy of anything to any single drive (this or any other). Don't be one of the unfortunate people that buys a new drive and puts their only copy all their stuff on it, and then comes on here and writes a horrible review when their lack of backups catches up with them. (I'd only take off more than one star for a drive failure if the RMA process was horrible.)

Hard drives are made to be cheap, fast, and big, not ultra-reliable. Expect them to fail.

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  • Steve S.
  • 2/2/2015 1:00:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY!!!!

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: None that I can find.

Cons: Drives have a high failure rate. 3 of 5 ordered failed within the first week. 2 of the replacement drives have failed. I have no trust in these drives. I would not use these drives outside of a RAID set unless you want to lose your data.

Other Thoughts: Worst hard drives I've ever owned.

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  • Timothy B.
  • 1/27/2015 8:13:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA pleasant surprise

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good amount of space
Cheapest 3Tb solution I could find; it was on sale
Benchmark #'s are very decent
Delivered across country in 48 hours on express shipping

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I'm normally an all WD guy, but I thought I'd give this a try as it was only intended as a storage drive, and it was cheaper than the Green's.

I installed it, initialized GPT, and formatted all without problem. I benchmarked it empty with Crystal Disk and it showed a whopping 198 MB\s. Re-tested with same results. Now one week in and 55% full it shows 158 MB\s which is more what I'd expect and still very good - actually on par with my 2 Black drives.

The real test of this drive will be longevity. Time will tell but this may be my new go to storage drive because it's cheap.

Also, I have a rule to never order a drive on ground shipping - only express. Pay the extra few dollars to ensure it spends less time in shipping. I suspect if people did this there'd be fewer DOA drives

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  • Gregg M.
  • 1/15/2015 4:42:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsClick Click Click Click Click

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Just Clicks

Cons: Click Click Click Click Click That's all this drive does.

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